Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bridget's Beret review

Bridget's Beret
April 2010

In this cute picture book story, Bridget is afraid that her artistic inspiration will be gone forever after she loses her sassy black beret. After sulking for quite some time, her friends finally convince her to help them out with the sign for their lemonade stand because, "it's not a drawing, it's just a sign." Sure enough, that's enough to get her inspired again and soon, she's adding plenty of artistic flourishes to the sign. The book features an interesting little sidebars about writer's block, as well as running commentary from a tiny bunny. As a nice easter-egg, if you look closely at the horizon on the last picture, you'll see Bridget's dog running to bring her back the lost beret. Mixed-media illustrations using ink, colored pencil, watercolor and sidewalk chalk have a light, cartoony feel. An afterward featuring photos of famous works of art from various well-known artists paired with informational, yet silly text follows. Once you've read the book, you'll want to go back and see how Lichtenheld has paid homage to various artists throughout the pages. Very educational, and possibly inspiring to young artists everywhere, I would recommend this book for ages 3-8.

I borrowed this book from the library.


  1. We reviewed this one today as well. My daughter, a little artist herself, adores the story.

  2. I reviewed this book recently too. Love it!



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